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Hi all.

 

I'm "new" as in I just found this place, loved CoX back in the day, but I only had a limited amount of time with the editor before the game was shut down, so I have a few basic questions.

 

What is the "code" to have a contact or villain use a hero/villain's name in the editor? And how do you color text? 

 

Also, I was working on a story (which is actually a script for a story I wrote in Star Trek Online when they had a mission editor) converted for CoX and I wondered about having two bosses on one map. I tried it, but one boss who shows up in the middle also showed up at the end near the other boss. Thats probably my mistake,  but I thought I'd ask. The Architect is a little confusing. 

 

Sorry for the  noob questions, and I appreciate any help

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Just use $name

 

Ask one of the NPCs in the architect area for all their advice to get more code and colors (tip - right click). 🙂

 

You can have multiple of the same boss appear multiple times on the map or multiple distinct bosses. It is all about the number of bosses a map supports.


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The Architect is a little confusing, yes. And a little buggy. And sometimes surprising.

 

Coloring text - highlight the text, right click. All in a menu.  (As well as bold, italic, etc.)

 

Also, as far as bosses (or anything else) and where they appear - some maps, as I recall, don't actually *have* a front/middle/back, even though you can pick them. Outdoor ones are notorious for this.

 

Way, way, waaaaay back in the day (like when AE launched) I created a series of guides for it.They're likely woefully out of date now but the basics should still hold up. You should also look at the pinned tips and tricks bit in this forum.

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On 7/10/2020 at 12:43 AM, Greycat said:

The Architect is a little confusing, yes. And a little buggy. And sometimes surprising.

 

Coloring text - highlight the text, right click. All in a menu.  (As well as bold, italic, etc.)

 

Also, as far as bosses (or anything else) and where they appear - some maps, as I recall, don't actually *have* a front/middle/back, even though you can pick them. Outdoor ones are notorious for this.

 

Way, way, waaaaay back in the day (like when AE launched) I created a series of guides for it.They're likely woefully out of date now but the basics should still hold up. You should also look at the pinned tips and tricks bit in this forum.

Thanks. I'll check it out. Is there a way to have more than three arcs? I seem to remember being able to get more slots back in the day. 

 

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On live, winning devs choice.

Here, ask a GM. They won't give you hundreds at once, but they will give you a couple.

Edit: Honestly, I wish we could just grant them ourselves. P2W vendor, cash in tickets for slots, something.

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3 hours ago, Greycat said:

On live, winning devs choice.

Here, ask a GM. They won't give you hundreds at once, but they will give you a couple.

Edit: Honestly, I wish we could just grant them ourselves. P2W vendor, cash in tickets for slots, something.

Well, I haven't made one arc yet, I was just wondering. I enjoy that part of the game as much as playing it. (Full disclosure I have written several comic books for the independent market. I'm not a "pro"  but I enjoy writing them) 

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Are your bosses part of a custom group?  If so, did you set them not auto-spawn?  If you didn't, they'll spawn as part of regular mobs, if you do, they'll only spawn when you specifically place them as an objective.

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I'm with you - I spend a lot more time creating them than playing the game any more. 🙂 Getting people interested in playing them is a challenge all its own that I have not solved, but I still have fun authoring them regardless for those one or two plays and comments I get back. 🙂 

 

Of course to choose to play an AE arc - people are giving up their time to experience something that may or may not be any good - so I completely get the reluctance to explore. And if they are after rewards - speed runs of official content and farming just yield greater dividends - so an AE story arc is not a choice on parity there.


Try out my AE Arcs!   Solo friendly, often canon related, & some contest winners

#848 Rularularian - Heroic - 41-54 | #854 The Serpent Beyond the Horizon - Heroic - 46-52 | #855 Save the Diver, Save the World - Vigilante - 25-30 |

#25869 Condemning Croatoa - Villainous - 25-33 | #25870 Robolution (Red-side) - Villainous - 25-34 #27314 Robolution (Blue-side) - Heroic - 25-34 |

| #26387 The Genesis & Geneticists of The Coming Hamiggedon - Villainous - 41-54 | #27055 The Atlas of the Multiverse - Rogue - 46-54 |

#28330 Adventures in Wonderland - Neutral - 25-54 | #30367 Spycraft & Spidermen - Heroic - 40-47 |

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The NPCs know it too... 😉 image.png.4c43a7b9c3a4233e7fecc9ac0e8e931e.png


Try out my AE Arcs!   Solo friendly, often canon related, & some contest winners

#848 Rularularian - Heroic - 41-54 | #854 The Serpent Beyond the Horizon - Heroic - 46-52 | #855 Save the Diver, Save the World - Vigilante - 25-30 |

#25869 Condemning Croatoa - Villainous - 25-33 | #25870 Robolution (Red-side) - Villainous - 25-34 #27314 Robolution (Blue-side) - Heroic - 25-34 |

| #26387 The Genesis & Geneticists of The Coming Hamiggedon - Villainous - 41-54 | #27055 The Atlas of the Multiverse - Rogue - 46-54 |

#28330 Adventures in Wonderland - Neutral - 25-54 | #30367 Spycraft & Spidermen - Heroic - 40-47 |

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21 hours ago, Ankylosaur said:

I'm with you - I spend a lot more time creating them than playing the game any more. 🙂 Getting people interested in playing them is a challenge all its own that I have not solved, but I still have fun authoring them regardless for those one or two plays and comments I get back. 🙂 

 

Of course to choose to play an AE arc - people are giving up their time to experience something that may or may not be any good - so I completely get the reluctance to explore. And if they are after rewards - speed runs of official content and farming just yield greater dividends - so an AE story arc is not a choice on parity there.

Same! I'm using it to make parts of a show I have planned. I'll be needed a LOT more slots, though. I'm barely through the character intros for Season 1 and already at 3 arcs xD

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On 7/14/2020 at 3:52 AM, Ankylosaur said:

I'm with you - I spend a lot more time creating them than playing the game any more. 🙂 Getting people interested in playing them is a challenge all its own that I have not solved, but I still have fun authoring them regardless for those one or two plays and comments I get back. 🙂 

 

Of course to choose to play an AE arc - people are giving up their time to experience something that may or may not be any good - so I completely get the reluctance to explore. And if they are after rewards - speed runs of official content and farming just yield greater dividends - so an AE story arc is not a choice on parity there.

Yeah but your stuff is worth playing! 

I mean I was chatting to a friend in team chat the other day while we were waiting for two people to zone in and she asked me how I was getting on with my AE thing. Cue me telling her a little bit until another team member quizzes me about "how many purps does it drop?" and "what's the best diff to max the XP/inf?" And when I said I literally have no idea because that's not what it's about, they said "why the hell are you bothering? Nobody plays for that stupid reason". (Comments made nicer than they actually were). Rather than get into an argument on the internet I just Lebowski'd it.

Sigh.

Keep writing stories people!  Some of us love them!

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